The Wu-Tang Clan are set to return to your stereo this week, announcing a brand new EP which will be released in a matter of days.
Last week, US viewers were treated to the first episode of the new Showtime documentary, Of Mics And Men, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
While local viewers will have to wait a while to see the doco, the group have decided to give their fans a treat, announcing a new soundtrack EP which will be released this week.
Titled after the documentary itself, the new EP will be dropping on Friday, consisting of music inspired by the series.
You've seen episode 1/ Wu documentary by now (and if you haven't, what were you doing last weekend), now listen to the music inspired by the series. On Friday, we're coming with a new Wu-Tang EP from @36ChambersALC and Mass Appeal, so let your boss know you'll be in late to work. pic.twitter.com/9tPXfDnWVv
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) May 14, 2019
“You’ve seen episode 1/ Wu documentary by now (and if you haven’t, what were you doing last weekend), now listen to the music inspired by the series,” the group explained on Twitter.
“On Friday, we’re coming with a new Wu-Tang EP from @36ChambersALC and Mass Appeal, so let your boss know you’ll be in late to work.”
Of course, it’s not clear if this means that there will be any new music from the group, or whether this will be a collection of previously-released tunes.
As it stands, the Wu-Tang Clan’s last release was 2017’s The Saga Continues, though both fans and the group have backed away from calling it a “true” release from the group due to the absence of founding member U-God, who sued the rest of the collective over royalties.
In related news, the Wu-Tang Clan were recently honoured by having their hometown, the Park Hill are of Staten Island, officially renamed The Wu-Tang Clan District.
“This is a great day where we have an opportunity to honor our own hometown heroes, the young men who put Staten Island on the map internationally,” said Councilwoman Debi Rose.
“They overcame all types of challenges, to not only become rap artist and hip-hop artist but to inspire and challenge the music world.”
The Wu-Tang Clan were last in Australia back in December, where they played a four-night residency at the Sydney Opera House. Here’s hoping for a swift return with some new music!